yuletide

Festive storytelling at Yuletide Tales

A city centre arts venue and cafe bar in Preston invites you to a magical storytelling journey. Get in the festive mood as Theatre By Numbers brings to Korova Arts Café & Bar ‘Yuletide Tales’, a family event open to all. TBN’s last event for 2013 takes you through re-imagining classics, a journey through stories old and new with Preston based writer Lindsay Avery. As […]

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advent angel

Last chance to find an angel in the Great Advent Angel Hunt

Don’t forget today is your last chance to find all 32 Advent Angels hiding in shop windows in the city centre. The Central Methodist Church organised this fun community event and hoped to make shopping more fun in the run up to Christmas this year. Joining forces with city centre shops and businesses members have placed 32 lovely made angels in various shop windows throughout […]

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Portillo

Great British Railway Journeys: Portillo returns to Preston

Railway enthusiast Michael Portillo returns to Preston for the latest series of the popular BBC TV show Great British Railway Journeys. Series 5 takes the ex-politician throughout the North and North West of England exploring places like Manchester, Chesterfield, Rochdale and Haworth. Carrying his trusted old copy of Victorian cartographer George Bradshaw’s Railway Companion Michael re-visits Preston to celebrate Victorian trade with the famous Preston […]

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Want to promote your local business? Personalised reg on the Mayor's vehicle could become something far more normal

Mayor’s personalised number plate doesn’t get a single bid on eBay

An attempt to sell off the Mayor’s personalised number plate has failed. Preston City Council put the CCK1 plate onto eBay but it didn’t attract a single bid. A minimum price of £22,000 had been set. Councillor Martyn Rawlinson, the man in charge of the council’s resources, said they would now look to sell it at a cheaper price. He said the Jaguar which takes […]

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Essentials on Lune Street

City centre store Essentials could become new dance studio

A new dance studio is set to open next door to a city lap dancing club. The Essentials store on Lune Street could become a dance studio. Yvonne Dillon, who runs the ladies clothing company, has applied for planning permission to convert 9 Lune Street into the studio. Lancashire Police have raised concerns about the importance of the studio having lockers for storing valuables during […]

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Rain over St Marks

Weather warnings issued for heavy rain and strong winds in run up to Christmas

The weather gods have clearly not got the message that it is nearly Christmas. The Met Office forecasters have issued a yellow warning of rain for Friday afternoon as thousands prepare to pack up and leave Preston and the surrounding area – or families prepare to welcome loved ones from across the country. Heavy rain along with gale force winds will lash Preston and the […]

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